50 Unheralded Albums from 2009

oxCoalesce: Ox (Relapse, 6/9/09)

“Dead is Dead”

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After 10 years, multiple reunions, and talk of resurfacing as a new entity, the hardcore maelstrom that is Coalesce returned with a full disc of sonic punishment — while also edging into bits of acoustic melancholy, heavy blues, harmonized vocals, and Italian western.

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